Southeast’s nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Graduates of the program, after passing the national exam, are eligible for licensure as registered nurses in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.
The baccalaureate nursing curriculum is designed to promote your professional growth in the field of nursing. In addition to expanding knowledge and developing technical skills, you will be challenged to think critically and to grow personally, either as a general student or as an RN returning for a baccalaureate degree. The learning activities planned for you will prepare you as a generalist in nursing, i.e., you will have the entry level baccalaureate skills necessary to function in any area of nursing practice.
Southeast’s clinical opportunities give you vital hands-on experience in a variety of settings, including major medical centers, primary care centers, schools, home health agencies and long-term care facilities. We integrate this experience with your nursing coursework beginning with your first semester in the program, thus providing you with extensive field experience throughout your education.
Upon completion of the program, you will have a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and the basic preparation for making application to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
Nursing Program Admissions Policies:
- Admission to the nursing program is a two-step process – prospective students must apply to the University and indicate pre-nursing as their major. Following completion or enrollment in the 62 nursing prerequisites, the student applies for admission into the BSN program. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.
- Applications must be dated no later than March 1 for fall admission and no later than October 1 for spring admission.
- Students are reviewed on a competitive basis, using the following criteria for evaluation:
- Cumulative college GPA
- Grades in three of the four required science courses.
- Students seeking a BSN are admitted to the program twice a year. Thirty-five students are admitted to the program each semester.
Additional Requirements Following Admission:
After admission to the nursing program, students will be required to provide a health/immunization history, to acquire and maintain CPR certification, and to have yearly tuberculin skin tests. In addition, students will receive required yearly updates and information on OSHA guidelines and Hepatitis B protection. Criminal background checks will be required.